Latest SMD Ceramic Safety Capacitors are Designed to Withstand Harsh and High Humidity Environments

Press Release Summary:

  • Offer capacitance to 4.7 nF and Y1 rating of 500 VAC and 1500 VDC
  • Provide higher humidity resistance with Class IIB humidity grade and moisture sensitivity level of 2a
  • Come with copper-plated ceramic disc and feature encapsulation made of flame-resistant epoxy resin

Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology Launches Industry's First SMD Ceramic Safety Capacitors with Y1 Rating of 500 VAC and 1500 VDC

Devices Deliver Industry-High Capacitance to 4.7 nF While Offering High Humidity Robustness and Reducing Production Costs

MALVERN, Pa. — Feb. 24, 2021 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of surface-mount AC line rated ceramic disc safety capacitors that are the industry's first such devices to offer a Y1 rating of 500 VAC and 1500 VDC. Designed to withstand harsh, high humidity environments, the Vishay BCcomponents SMDY1 series devices offer industry-high capacitance to 4.7 nF.

The capacitors released today will be used for EMI / RFI filtering in power supplies, solar inverters, smart meters, and LED drivers. For these applications, the closest competing devices only offer capacitance up to 1.5 nF and Y1 ratings to 300 VAC, with no DC rating. In addition, the SMDY1 series offers higher humidity resistance with a Class IIB humidity grade (in accordance with IEC60384-14 annex I) and a moisture sensitivity level of 2a.

Allowing for surface-mount assembly with a reflow soldering process, SMDY1 series capacitors reduce production costs. Compared to through-hole devices, they offer a lower profile and eliminate the need for clearance space on the backside of the PCB. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the components consist of a copper-plated ceramic disc and feature encapsulation made of flame-resistant epoxy resin in accordance with UL 94 V-0.

Device Specification Table:
Series                                                                                  SMDY1
Ceramic class                                                                        2
Ceramic dielectric                                                               Y5U  
Voltage (VAC)                                       Y1: 500 (1500 VDC)               X1: 760
Min. capacitance (pF)                                                         470
Max. capacitance (pF)                                                        4700
Capacitance tolerance (%)                                                ± 20  
Mounting                                                                      Surface-mount 

Samples and production quantities of the SMDY1 series will be available in Q1 2021, with lead times of 10 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.30.

Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Serving customers worldwide, Vishay is The DNA of tech.™ Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH). More on Vishay at (SMDY1)

Editorial Contact:
Bob Decker 
Telephone: 1 415 409 0233

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